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"I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never know, places I can never go, and people I can never meet."
Sylvia Plath
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Oh hello, you made it to my page.

I'm a 20-year-old psychology student from Wisconsin in the US of A just trying to make it by. I've been lurking TV Tropes since 2011, but I didn't join until April 2018. On the forums you can catch me in Forum Games and sometimes Yack Fest, but don't be surprised if I jump into a Trope discussion or two.

But before you go on, make sure to play this while you read for the full experience.


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    The basics 
  • Real Name: Alexandra
  • Age: 20 (Birthday November 12th)
  • Location: Wisconsin, US
  • Ethnicity: Slavic-Scandinavian
  • Gender: Female
  • Pronouns: She/her/hers
  • Sexual Orientation: Bisexual
  • Religious Affiliation: Atheist (former Catholic)
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    Tropes that describe me 
  • A-Cup Angst: But I'm slowly starting to accept my boobs for what they are. By the way, they're named Statler and Waldorf.
  • Adorkable: At least according to a lot of people I've met.
  • Amateur Sleuth: TFW you're interested in unidentified person's cases and listen to number stations on the radio.
  • Apologizes a Lot: A product of my anxiety disorder. It often annoys the shit out of people and causes me to apologize even more.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Younger than my brother by 2 years, will always be his baby sister.
  • Berserk Button: Typically, I'm not an angry person. But hoo boy, I have quite a few.
    • Bigotry of any kind. Recent years have been hard on me in terms of inducing internal anger.
      • On the same note, telling me bisexuality doesn't exist or that I'm not "actually bisexual".
      • Misogyny. As a woman, it's been something I've actually had to deal with, both online and in real life, and it pisses me off when people, men especially, downplay the problems women face or even say that sexism's not really a thing anymore.
      • Due to the above mentioned Berserk Button, the very existence of the incel movement. Fuck each and every one of them to hell. I have zero sympathy for anybody who identifies as an incel.
    • Getting mistaken for a teenager.
    • Insulting the social sciences. Actually, just don't mess with the average psychology major.
      • And just because I'm in the social sciences doesn't mean I don't get pissed when people shit on the "hard" sciences as well. Fuck science denial!
    • People who deny the consciousness of most animals (a.k.a anthropodenial).
      • Also, animal abuse. Good thing I've never been to a circus.
    • People who drive pickup trucks on the highway. Either they go way under the speed limit and get mad when you change lanes to get around them, or they speed like hell and change lanes to get around you, with no in-between.
    • Telling me I look prettier when I dress more feminine.
    • Also, it's Alexandra, not Alexandria! Or "Alexa", for that matter.
    • Romaniticization of mental illness and suicide.
    • Pedophilia. I know it's a common one, but I hate pedos on a very personal level (don't ask why), and as a queer person I'm super pissed that they're trying to force their way into the LGBTQ+ community. Get your "MAP" and "NOMAP" bullshit out of here, you disgusting kid-fuckers!
  • Big Eater: Of the thin variety.
    • I like sweet foods, and spicy foods. And sweet-and-spicy foods.
    • I have very high metabolism, which still doesn't fully explain why I can eat like shit and still have a tiny waist because that shit just shouldn't be possible considering my diet and (lack of) exercise. Sounds like I'm bragging here, but trust me, I ain't (well, kind of).
  • Bi the Way: Bisexual who's a certified 5 on the Kinsey scale (Well, technically a 4.5, but I don't know if decimals are allowed).
  • Bookworm: Very, very much so. And my library is always growing.
  • Boyish Short Hair: As of May 2019.
  • Cast Full of Gay: Most of the people I hang out with, both online and in real life, are LGBTQ+, as am I.
  • Cloudcuckoolander and Ms. Imagination: I space out a lot, I'll admit that. It also gives me a lot of ideas for various artistic endeavors of mine. I think a lot of it stems from having a weird family.
    • Want proof? Check out my avatar gallery. There you fucking go.
    • I also tend to like Surreal Humor. Yes, I do find surreal memes funny.
    • I pretty much am near-unable to stop daydreaming. I've been this way since... kindergarten-ish?
  • Cosmetic Catastrophe: I wear makeup daily. While my skills need some work, I'm actually not half-bad on it. Except when it comes to eyeliner... let's just say it's not a cat-eye. At all.
    • Whatever you do, don't let me near nail polish. Ever.
  • Cosmetic Horror: I'm really into skincare, and I regularly do face masks, so I often end up looking like this during the evening a few times a week. Woe betide anyone who walks in on me...
    • I like to text pictures of myself in sheet masks to my brother just to annoy him like the good little sister I am.
  • Covered with Scars: I have acne scars on my chest, upper back, and upper arms. At least adapalene's lightening them significantly (and eventually make completely fade).
    • Every Scar Has a Story: A few notable non-acne scars (Yes, I have issues with hyperpigmentation) - One (~1 inch long) on my scalp after my brother pushed me into a closet doorknob when I was 2, a circular one on the back of my right thigh from a skin biopsy, one under my belly button from umbilical hernia surgery, and one thin one on my left forearm after I got scratched in the hallway by some dumbass' pencil sticking out of their binder in high school.
      • Not really a scar, but my right big toenail's a bit weird looking because I broke my toe when I was 16. I dropped a 10-pound weight from chest height (bear in mind I'm 5'10") during gym class. Without going into gory details (yes, there was a lot of blood involved), my toenail completely popped off, my toe got a greenstick fracture and I had to wear a boot for over a month.
  • Covert Pervert: I look cute and innocent. My mind also has a permanent residence in the gutter.
  • Creature of Habit: I just like routine, okay?
  • Deadpan Snarker: A family trait.
  • Fangirl: Of many, many things. Though that's a given considering I'm even on this site.
  • Femininity Failure: My life in a nutshell, from my mom stuffing me in frilly-ass dresses as a baby to my current lazy-androgyne self. I've gotten into makeup as of early 2018, but as far as having feminine leanings... that's about it.
  • Feminist: And I'm not afraid to say it. I genuinely believe in gender equality, and I'll just leave it at that.
    • Pro tip: Don't believe what random people on the Internet tell you about feminism. We're not all psychotic manhaters, no matter what your great uncle Billy Bob Joe Bob says on Facebook.
  • Forgetful Jones: A consequence of my anxiety disorder.
  • Friend to All Living Things: I fucking love animals. I love seeing them, I love working with them, and I love volunteering for and donating to charities dedicated to helping animals.
    • Friend to All Children: I also like kids and have volunteered to work with kids many times in the past. Can you tell I really like volunteering?
  • Gamer Chick: While I do not prefer to call myself a gamer girl (I just say I like playing video games), I am one. It started as a tag-along-little-sister thing with my older brother, and, well, it just went from there.
  • Geek: Again, why else would I be on this website?
  • Girls Are Really Scared of Horror Movies: Averted, considering my love for old, cheesy horror B movies.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Always have, always will.
  • G-Rated Stoner: Well, G-rated in terms of the law. I do use cannabis, but only in the form of CBD (the only form of cannabis currently legal in my state), and only for my anxiety disorder. I don't get high from it and I won't get arrested for it, and it's awesome.
  • Guilty Pleasure: B-movies and bad fanfiction, mainly for the humor value.
  • Hates Small Talk: I'm an massive introvert, and when I want to socialize I prefer actual conversations, thank you very much.
  • Hates Wearing Dresses: I will only wear a dress or a skirt for special occasions. Otherwise, it's pants or shorts for me. I hate the "exposed" feeling skirts give me, not to mention the godawful thigh chafing.
  • Height Angst: As stated in Huge Schoolgirl, I'm one tall gal, and it sucks. Tops and long sleeves are always too short, I have to buy all my pants online, shoes are hard to find in a women's size 10, everyone uses me to reach everything, I can just barely fit on my bed, the list goes on and on. I'm slowly learning to love myself for who I am, though.
    • Other fun stuff: Not being able to properly fit in a bathtub since ~10 years old, crotches of pantyhose and tights always hanging out at around mid-thigh, very old buildings becoming nightmare death traps (besides lead paint and asbestos), people always commenting on how tall I am, always being forced into the back of group photos, getting whacked in the face by tree branches, and always having to look down to talk to people shorter than me.
  • Huge Schoolgirl: I'm 5'10" (technically 5'9 1/2", but I round up for the sake of simplicity). I seriously don't understand why short people want to be taller so badly, because being tall really does suck. See Height Angst for why.
  • The Hyena: Have a tendency to laugh at the stupidest and most random shit, complete with an obnoxious laugh! And yes, it does sound disturbingly like Shenzi's laugh. No, I am not Whoopi Goldberg (but I wish I was).
  • I Have Brothers: Everything I know about video games, tickle wars, dealing with men, and dealing with people with disgusting hygiene all came from having an older brother.
  • Ill Girl: I've got a whole host of chronic illnesses. Asthma, GERD, severe hyperhidrosis, eczema, generalized anxiety disorder, mild OCD, and allergies to pollen and medical adhesives.
    • On a more milder note, I tend to catch colds pretty easily. How wonderful.
  • Meganekko: I'm very, very nearsighted and wear glasses. It actually does seem to have an effect on how people perceive me (i.e. cute and innocent), which I'm not a big fan of.
  • The Mentally Disturbed: Generalized anxiety disorder doesn't make me "quirky" or "cute", it gives me hell. What the everloving fuck, Hollywood.
  • Minnesota Nice: What happens when you're born and raised in Wisconsin.
  • Motor Mouth: Have been since childhood. I even talk so fast that I slur my words, but I'm working on that.
  • Nerdy Inhaler: I'm actually asthmatic because of GERD (a.k.a acid reflux). Since my esophageal sphincter's shot, acid splashes up and gets into my lungs instead of causing heartburn. My body is officially a war zone.
  • Nervous Wreck: Was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder at the tender age of 11. It's actually been bad enough that I've attempted suicide once before. I'm thankfully on meds and CBT today. (Side note: if you're feeling suicidal or otherwise struggling with mental illness, please, take advantage of these resources.)
  • Nightmare Fetishist: In an attempt to help my GAD, I've become fascinated with some very... morbid stuff.
  • Not a Morning Person
  • Older Than They Look: Despite my babyface, voice, and aforementioned glasses, I'm actually 20. I often get mistaken for a high school student.
  • The Quiet One: I'm a fairly quiet and shy person until you get to know me. When you do, well, good luck getting me to shut the hell up.
  • Quirky Household: Oh dear god yes. My family's so full of weirdos I'd have to write a whole damn encyclopedia just to even ''detail'' how insane everyone is.
  • Raised by Dudes: When you have an older brother, a dad who retired when you were 8, and a mom who works a lot... and she wonders why I'm not as feminine as her.
  • Raised Catholic: My mom's a not-very-devout Catholic and my dad's a nonpracticing Lutheran, and my brother and I were raised Catholic. Me becoming an atheist and my brother becoming agnostic was a forgone conclusion from the start.
  • Self-Deprecation: I probably make too many of these kinds of jokes for my own good.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness and Purple Prose: When it comes to writing, I'm not a very brief person. To a fault, even. Thanks, English teachers. Though I am also prone to Buffy Speak.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: When I actually do bother to dress up, a lot of people (especially my family) comment on how much better I look than normal. A great way to annoy me.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Despite being a Wisconsinite, I have a very filthy mouth.
  • Stubborn Hair: Caring for my long, thick, wavy hair is a pain in the ass, brushes and styling gel be damned.
  • Tomboy: According to my brother. In reality, while I identify as a woman, I prefer to present myself as more gender neutral rather than exclusively masculine or feminine.
    • Girliness Upgrade: Well, sort of. I'm a lot more interested in beauty (mostly makeup and skincare) than I used to, but... that's about it.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Well, drink. I love tea, 'especially herbal tea. I don't care if it's loose or in a bag, just give me my damn tea and don't forget the sugar cubes!
    • On the food side of things, I also really, really like fruit. I especially love bananas, watermelon, peaches, and blueberries.
  • Troper Types: A strange blend of Trope Editor, Eclectic Troper, and Trope-Fu Master.
  • Weirdness Magnet: Of the... more realistic variety. Yet another family trait, apparently.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Worms?: I accidentally watched Tremors when I was in preschool and it scared the shit out of me. To this day, worms and larvae are the only creepy-crawlies I absolutely refuse to go anywhere near.
  • Yuri Fan: I'm bi. That's all you need to know for the "why".
    Stuff I like 
Note: This folder is currently under construction.

Anime and Manga

Don't watch much anime these days, so don't expect a big list.

Comics

Film

Literature

(Good lord, this one is tough)

Live-Action TV/Web Video (no overlap here)

Music

Video Games

Western Animation

    My Characters 

Gabrielle

My character from We Are All Pirates' Revenge. She's a petite witch with amnesia because magic is cool.

You can read her character page here

    Other cool stuff 
YEH FAHKING CLICKED YE DUMB CLOD HAHAHAHA

But don't feel bad. You know you wanted to click it.

This is not a Rick Roll I swear to god.

    Frequently Asked Questions 
  • Q: What the fuck is up with your avatar gallery?
    • A: In the beginning, making it super weird wasn't entirely intentional. When I joined TV Tropes, I didn't want my avatar to be just a favorite character from a piece of favorite media. So I thought weird animation frames and memes would make me stand out for some stupid-ass reason I'll never understand. Eventually I looked at my (then abysmal) gallery, noticed how many of my avatars were strange, and decided to run with it. Why have plain old avatars of my favorite characters when I could just have avatars of them making weird faces that the animators didn't intend anyone to pause on?
      • TL;DR: Didn't want boring avatars, accidentally created a gallery or weirdness and embraced it.
      • Here you go: cursed_gallery

  • Q: Why join TV Tropes if all you're doing is hanging out in the Just For Fun section of the forums?
    • A: Hey, I contribute to the main wiki too! Often I pop onto pages to fix grammatical errors, broken links, and flat-out misinformation, with the occasional example being added. I don't create work pages or launch tropes, but I actually do do stuff on here that isn't all fun and Forum Games.

  • Q: Then why are most of your wiki edits of your troper page?
    • A: I'm a perfectionist and I suck at formatting. That is all.

  • Q: Where did your username come from?
    • A: In early 2010 I was a member of a forum whose name I totally forgot where my username was icecreamandcake. I was taking part in a forum game (Even at 11 years old I was goofing off in the forums!) involving changing the above poster's username. Someone replied to my post with "custardandpie", and it just kind of stuck.
      • And in case you're wondering, yes, I actually do like custard and pie... separately. Never had them together (or as custard pie, for that matter), but I'd love to.

  • Q: Are you one of those "lol I'm so quirky" chicks constantly popping up on social media?
    • A: No. This is really how I act both online and in person with friends and family, as well as in private. I can easily separate weird stuff most people do (which is almost everything I do) and weird stuff that only I do (which are few and far between). The whole "I'm not like the other girls!" mentality is nothing more than internalized misogyny. Those fake quirky "R E L A T A B L E" gals can go fuck themselves and stop being someone they're not. At least I'm actually being myself instead of shouting from the rooftops about "how QuIrKy" I am.
      • However, I did have this mentality during my teen years. By the time I reached college I realized how fucking stupid it was and ditched it forever. I'm unique, yes, but I sure as hell ain't special. It's fine to have this phase, but once you get past high school it becomes annoying and pretentious as fuck.

  • Q: For such a fangirl, you sure don't take part in a lot of fandom discussions. Why?
    • A: I tend to like to keep my opinions on media to myself, only letting them out when I feel like it. I take part in fandom, but silently.
      • An example for the "why": I liked Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and while I've had many respectful debates with people over it, I've had many more call me a Disney shill, an SJW, or a filthy casual, among other things, because apparently as a Star Wars fan I'm not allowed to have an opinion that is neither right nor wrong. I acknowledge that most people in fandoms are not like that, but those assholes sure are a vocal minority and I always get annoyed when I have to deal with them. (Note that this incident was not what drove me to silently participate in fandoms, it's just an example of why I do)

  • Q: I like your art. Is there any other place I can see more?
    • A: As of right now, no. I had a DeviantArt account back in the day, but I've abandoned it because oh god the cringe it burns. I've been thinking of rebooting it, but I've never gotten around to it. Plus, I haven't done much digital art lately due to school and mental health issues.

  • Q: Why do you keep responding to people on your Troper Wall?
    • A: Because it's my Troper Wall and I can do whatever the hell I want with it. That includes responding to the glorious shitposts people put up.
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